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Brandon Hopper

Brandon Huber, Ph.D. controlled environmental horticulture student under the direction of Ricardo Hernandez, Ph.D.

Dec 20, 2021

The Horticultural Hats of Brandon Huber

Brandon Huber, the lead plant scientist with Ag Eye Technologies, has worn many hats during his time with the Department of Horticultural Science.  Some of his many achievements include awards for horticulture controlled environment research, growing and sharing Lupin the corpse flower, and competitive gardening which includes submitting some massive pumpkins and watermelons to the NC State Fair.  

Amanda Lay-Walters

Nov 29, 2021

Amanda Lay-Walters: Sustainability in Small Fruit Production

NC State is filled with numerous memories and achievements for Amanda Lay-Walters, a Department of Horticultural Science master of science candidate. When COVID-19 shifted everyone to online platforms, it was the connections to fellow Wolfpackers that left the greatest impression. Faculty, staff and students were nearby and ready to discuss plant solutions. After being named a… 


Oct 29, 2021

Data mining used to catalog watermelon compounds

Prior to the pandemic, the postharvest physiology lab of Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie was typically buzzing with activity processing fruits and vegetables to assess how plant compounds change after harvest and/or storage. 

Remi Ham

Oct 15, 2021

Remi Ham: Connecting Pupils with Plants

Beginning her faculty life at NC State with COVID lockdown, Remi Ham is finding normalcy into her second year as an assistant teaching professor with the Department of Horticultural Science.  

Marlee Trandel

Sep 23, 2021

Marlee Trandel: Research with Heart

Dr. Marlee Trandel is a postdoctoral research scholar at the Plant for Human Health Institute (PHHI) which focuses on plant production, physiology/postharvest physiology and plant cell wall chemistry. Trandel's doctoral candidate research into watermelon hollow heart disorder has recently gained recognition for advances in fruit tissue firmness. 

2021 CALS-Alumni-Awards

Sep 21, 2021

2021 Horticultural Science Alumni Awards

The Department of Horticultural Science honored and congratulated distinguished alumni awardee Dr. Kathie Kalmowitz and young alumni award recipients, Dr. Alicain Carlson and Mr. Andrew Scruggs. 

Kedong Da

Sep 14, 2021

Kedong Da and Plant Transformation

Dr. Kedong Da, Director of the NC State Plant Transformation Lab (PTL), brings diversity and caliber in his ability to advance plant tissue culture, plant transformation, genome editing, and bioengineering. The PTL was created from NC State’s collaborative spirit to advance and innovate plant sciences and is known as a top plant transformation lab in North America. 

Dr. Wusheng Liu in his lab

Aug 18, 2021

Dr. Wusheng Liu recognized with ASHS Early Career Award

Dr. Wusheng Liu, assistant professor in the Department of Horticultural Science, recently returned from the American Society of Horticultural Science (ASHS) conference where he was awarded first place in the Early Career Competition  Dr. Liu began translational genomics and plant bioengineering research at NC State in 2018 with graduate students that followed to continue their research.… 

Brian Schulker

Jul 27, 2021

Schulker Investigates Soilless Substrates

Brian Schulker’s research in soilless culture plant growing systems has yielded some noteworthy achievements through his master's degree and now into his Ph.D. program with the Department of Horticultural Science. 

Line for the production and packaging of potato chips

Jul 15, 2021

This Spud’s for You: North Carolina Potatoes

If you live anywhere in the Eastern U.S. and tear into a bag of potato chips, you're probably enjoying North Carolina potatoes. Learn more about the industry that’s all that and a bag of chips.